El Vez

4.7
4483 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
A contemporary Mexican restaurant, El Vez offers many unique items such as mahi mahi tacos, ahi tuna tostadas, carne asada and pasilla braised pork pozole. Enjoy their made-to-order guacamole & margaritas with fresh-squeezed juices. Top off your meal with "The El Vez," a flourless chocolate cake, peanut butter mousse and carmelized bananas.
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CE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

They did a great job of getting us in right at our reservation time at 7pm, and also called when our table was ready which was appreciated. Food was ok. The original guacamole was definitely the highlight. I ordered the kale caesar which was flavorless. I'm a huge kale fan and it was hard to eat. I would go back to try their tacos and other more traditional Mexican dishes.

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BL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good attentive service. The servers kept putting the wrong plate in front of the wrong person, but it wasn't a big deal. One of the dishes was a bit dried out as though it had been under a heat lamp for a while, otherwise the other dishes were very good.

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N
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great experience as always! food was soo good and the drinks were amazing!

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F
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant Week menu was great and the margaritas and sangria were delicious!
Will definitely find time to return!

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SG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

There were five of us and we ordered one large dish to share. The food was entirely too salty. Didn’t say anything at the time since it was a shared dish. As it turned out two other people felt the same way I discovered as we spoke about it later. That will teach me not to be so Polite!

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K
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Taco in town! Steak was great as well. Really great service.

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KC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El Vez never disappoints. I wish they would put the polenta fries and the afternoon and dinner menus as well, they’re the best but only available at lunch.

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e
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beatrice was an OUTSTANDING server, so helpful and friendly! EXCELLENT food!

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant, trendy with interesting decor, including photo booths scattered around. Very friendly staff, food is well prepared and presented. The drink menu has two pages of just Tequila. Grab some friends and go!

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PT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great afternoon lunch with the family. Everyone enjoyed the meal and our server was fantastic.

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J
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy a visit to El Vez, the queso with mushrooms as well the guacamole was great. We all enjoyed are entrees will return again.

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DR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Food is always delicious and prepared well.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chill and awesome, food and drinks were great

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious margaritas, guacamole, tacos and salad—we were all very happy and satisfied! Oh and the churrrrrrros!!! Delicioso!!

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RL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had lunch with a couple of colleagues and it was difficult to talk with the loud music. I ordered the fish tacos and was barely enough to eat, though they were delicious. I wished the waiter told me to order a side dish.

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BR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The table had the right about of privacy; our waitress Monica was excellent - very aware and a complete professional; the chicken in the chicken burrito was ordinary, at best; the corn on the cob was excellent as were the chips/salsa; overall a good experience

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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and decor. Great for a night out with friends.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants! Great atmosphere, cool space and authentic food. We ate here before seeing a show. Margarita’s and guacamole are a must have! Be on the safe side and make a reservation! Service was efficient and the staff was attentive and creative.

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LE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El Vez is a go-to for our office for business lunches, team meals, and even take-out. I recommend any and all of the guacamole options, and the lunch special is a great way to try out multiple dishes they offer. The service has also always been great. I definitely recommend having a reservation, even for lunch as it's a hot spot in Philadelphia and books up quickly for nights and weekends.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday! So much fun and the best food ever!

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FF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service
Thoroughly enjoyed
A bit noisy to chat but we leaned in
Overall highly recommend

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M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican restaurant in philly! The food is amazing, homemade guacamole and salsa was my favorite. Drinks are on point - strong and tasty! Definitely recommend for any occasion, although keep in mind it does get a bit noisy. But what great restaurant wouldn’t be?

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HC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing for a bach - food was fantastic

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JB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definately one of our favorite restaurants!
Great Chips and Guac!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. A little pricey but worth it!

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M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun & loud!

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BG
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We got seated at the time of our reservations which was appreciated. Our server was nice & took the time to explain the menu. The price for the food was good considering it’s an upscale Mexican restaurant. The food was amazing! Much an awesome spot

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LC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

When ever in the city we to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we were there for New Years Eve. Found a DJ set up and a great vibe. Had a lot of fun. Drinks and food were great too

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the music and atmosphere. Great margaritas!

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k
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks--we sat at the bar which is very cool! Loved this place!

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Favorite restaurant in philly. Best blood orange margs and fish tacos.

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RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks are amazing.

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Great service. A lot LOUD. Drinks small.

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M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with great food ! They always accommodate to my gluten and dairy free needs! Best guac around!

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L
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Too loud, dark, hard chairs but the guacamole and chips were really good and the drinks were strong

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good drink and food recommendations, yummy everything.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very delicious, and the staff was pleasant and attentive. I would highly recommend for date night.

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G
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, good margaritas. I thought portion size was a little small but then again, I should not have though5 $14 appetizer would be massive. Next time I’ll probably order multiple entrees to share.

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